Ratification vote for new CBSA agreement begins June 20

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Ratification votes for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) members working at the Canada Border Services Agency will begin June 20 and end July 4.

In order for FB (Border Services) members to receive their new rates of pay, retroactive pay and lump sum payment, the new agreement must first be ratified. To ensure this ratification process is done as quickly as possible, PSAC will be conducting an online ratification process.

The ratification vote will be conducted using the same online voting platform used for strike votes earlier this year.

PSAC and the CIU reached a tentative agreement June 13 for more than 9,000 workers at CBSA, avoiding potential job action at Canada’s borders.

“Our bargaining team has been working around the clock to secure the best contract for our members, and this tentative agreement is a testament to their incredible hard work and dedication,” said Sharon DeSousa, PSAC national president.” This is a well-deserved victory for our members at CBSA who safeguard our nation’s borders and ensure the safety and security of all Canadians.”